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Activities for schools

Aldershot Military Museum welcomes young visitors to study the unique mixture of social and military history that forms the story of Aldershot, “Home of the British Army” and Farnborough “Birth of British Aviation”. As well as our permanent displays we have a touring exhibition programme which often has opportunities for schools.

Led sessions for schools

What are we remembering on Remembrance Day? KS1

In November only: Find out about Remembrance Day by using Susan Varley’s, Badger’s Parting Gifts as the focus. Investigate the symbolism used in the story, make a class wreath, handle museum objects and explore music and memorials.

First World War Commemorations

To accompany our special exhibition Soldiers’ Journey – From to home to war 1914 – 1918, which runs until 11 January 2015, we are offering the following sessions:

Children in World War Two KS2

Bring Britain in World War II to life. Try on real and replica uniforms and handle a wide range of objects from the period. Look at key topics including rationing, evacuation and air raids.

Home Front Christmas KS2

In November and December only, a seasonal twist on Children in World War Two. Gain a real feel for Christmas in World War Two using sounds, smells, images and objects from our collection.

A Glimpse at the Past – local history KS2

What was life like in Aldershot, Farnborough and Cove over the last 150 years? Find out using census reports, maps, photographs and museum objects you can touch and hold.

 

Costs

  • Led sessions cost £26 per hour and are for one class.

Free Assemblies

If you would like an Education Officer to deliver an assembly introducing the work of museums, please ring and we will be happy to talk to you about your requirements.

Important information

Aldershot Military Museum has visitor toilets.

While we don’t have a specific lunchroom, a room may be available for pupils to use for lunch. In fine weather pupils can also take their lunch in our grounds.

Our Gift Shop has a range of pocket money items.

To help with your risk assessment, we have provided a Hazard Information Sheet

How to book a visit to a community museum gives you step-by-step guidelines – simply note the name of the session you would like, the museum’s telephone number and see the guidelines.

Pupil in WW1 helmet with gas rattle

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